Fodor's Expert Review Owens' Restaurant
Family owned since 1946, this restaurant, housed in a replica of an early-19th-century Outer Banks lifesaving station, is more like a museum: classic clapboard construction, pine paneling, and numerous maritime artifacts. Stick with fresh-off-the-boat local seafood or the prime beef. The traditional crab cakes are popular, as is filet mignon topped with lump crabmeat and asparagus with béarnaise sauce. For dessert, the 14-layer chocolate cake is a longstanding favorite.
7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail (U.S. 158)
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959, USA
- Local seafood
- Prime beef
- A Nags Head institution